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Juho Kuosmanen: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

Cinema Scandinavia: How would you describe The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki? What kind of a film is it?

Juho Kuosmanen: The basic mood is light. Despite being a story about an existential crisis and finding oneself, it is crucial to the narrative that we don’t wallow in the mud but instead, fly like a kite.

CS: What inspired you to make the film?

JK: I met Olli and Raija – the real people behind the main characters – in Kokkola in . . .

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Mimmi is a student at Tampere Arts-Oriented Senior Secondary School with growing interest for culture journalism, Norway and all things film.